Downtown Spokane

First Friday July 4, 2014

 

Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining Downtown has to offer.

First Fridays are brought to you in partnership between the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP), Downtown Parking & Business Improvement District (BID), and Spokane Arts www.spokanearts.org.

If you are interested in finding out more information on First Fridays or would like to participate, click here for a planning package, or contact us at info@downtwonspokane.net.

Venues are open Friday 5-8pm unless otherwise noted.

ADAMS STREET AREA

BARRISTER WINERY
1213 W. RAILROAD AVE.
Oana Barac-Matei
Barrister Winery presents “Floral Portraits” an exhibit of original works by Spokane Artist, Oana Barac-Matei. Artist’s' reception at 5pm with Beacon Hill's Bistro Buffet from 6 to 8 pm. "Lonesome" Lyle Morse plays acoustic blues from 6:30 - 10pm. 509.465.3591 to reserve a table.

FIRST AVENUE AREA – WEST END

SPOKANE BALLET STUDIO
1017 W FIRST
Up In Arms Dance Project, Pacific Sons and Michelle Inman
Up In Arms Dance Project  is performing with Pacific Sons at Spokane Ballet Studio.  Michelle Inman’s photography will be displayed around the studio.  There will be a 45 minute show repeating every hour from 5-8pm.

DAVENPORT HOTEL AND STEAM PLANT AREA

SAPPHIRE LOUNGE
901 W FIRST
Melissa Cole
Melissa was born in Oregon and raised in London, Hong Kong and India.  She is strongly influenced by ethnic patterns, which she sees in her travels abroad.

 

DOWNTOWN CORE AREA

AVENUE WEST GALLERY
707 W MAIN, CRESCENT COURT LEVEL
Member Artists
Avenue West Gallery is exhibiting work by its members during the month of July. These same works will be moved to an Auction, called a "Gala on a Summer evening," Augugust 14 at  Harvard Park Retirement Community.  Gallery summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm.

ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS RIVER PARK SQUARE TASTING ROOM
808 W. MAIN, THIRD FLOOR
Debbie McCulley, painter
Imagine a world where chickens ride pigs and frogs accompany your next adult beverage!  Now you see the world through my eyes.  I take the otherwise ordinary object or being and put my own quirky twist on it.

WALL STREET FOOD TRUCKS
WALL STREET SOUTH OF MAIN
First Friday Food Trucks
Food truck rally for First Friday. Sample some of Spokane's best roving cuisine!

STCU HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES
WALL STREET NORTH OF MAIN
Spencer's Carriage Rides
Summer Horse and Carriage Rides kick-off First Friday on Wall Street. Enjoy a tour of downtown Spokane from the vantage point of a horse-drawn carriage. Presented by Downtown Spokane and Sponsored by STCU. 5 to 9pm Fridays through August.

STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE
218 N HOWARD
Gary Gardner
Featurng a series of prints taken over the last three years in Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Louisiana, for an upcoming book called “Ghosts Of the Road.”

NECTAR TASTING ROOM

120 N STEVENS

Nectar Tasting Room is celebrating Fourth of July with First Friday art from Steven Scroggins. Steve’s abstract style contains a bit of sophistication and whimsy. Enjoy music, drinks and food on the patio. Nectar is just a short walk from the fireworks display too! 509.869.1572, open until 10pm.

RIVERFRONT PARK
SPOKANE RIVERFRONT PARK
The Artistry of Fireworks comes alive in celebration of American Independence. Activities all day long with Fireworks presented by the Spokane Tribe of Indians at 10pm.

 

EAST DOWNTOWN AREA

HERBAL ESSENCE CAFE
115 N WASHINGTON
Artist Tom Norton
Paintings, drawings, water colors, pastels and pencils.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W MAIN
Bernadette Vielbig and Otis Bardwell
Saranac Art Projects cooperative gallery is extending "Don't Look Back" by member artist Bernadette Vielbig and guest artist Otis Bardwell through July 12. The gallery will be closed for a week to prepare for a new exhibition opening mid-July and continuing through August by member artists Mariah Boyle and Connie Pierson.

NORTH BANK AREA

CHOCOLATE APOTHECARY
621 W MALLON (FLOUR MILL)
Steve Atkins and David Gordon
Steve is a detailed and focused photographer who will be accompanied by local music with original lyrics and instrumentals from Gordon and his guitar. Now serving wine and beer!


 


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